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Andrew Roach @ajroach42

The worst part about self hosting tools for collaboration and communication is identity management.

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hundo p without a doubt.
even if you take out the collaborative aspect, identity remains a pain point -- on multiple levels.

I don’t want to maintain your account. I just want to validate that you have an account.

But there is not an account provider I trust.

So I guess I’m back to email addresses and maintaining a password database.

@ajroach42 that's one reason I like OpenID so much. Sadly it got abandoned because it didn't keep silos. However there are still providers if that is an option.

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So you don't trust account providers but you implicitly trust email providers?

And you trust SMTP over HTTPS.

I would strongly disagree if you asked me.

@x_cli no I don’t trust email providers! That’s part of the problem.

I don’t want accounts tied to email addresses. I don’t want identities tied to email addresses.

I just haven’t decided what to do about it.

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@jalcine has shared some things about #IndieWeb that include identity management. I haven't had a chance to see what the scope is, but a quick profile surf should net you the search terms you need to find out even if you don't simple on a link

@AceNovo @ajroach42 it's hard. I wish I could expand but I gotta sleep lol